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Public policy and management: perspectives and issues


You will be introduced to the main principles and techniques of public policy and management.

Topics covered

  • The State, Public Policy and Management
  • Understanding the State
  • Ideal Types
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Policy and Management Dilemmas
  • Policy Transfer
  • The Future of the State?

Learning outcomes

The course examines the scope and functions of government in a critical and comparative way, ideal types of management and policy transfer, and introduces policy evaluation.


Assessed by one three-hour unseen written examination and by the submission of two tutor marked assignments. The examination mark and the combined mark of the assignments will be weighted on the scale 70:30.